Trees and forests: An investment in climate resilience

06 – 18 November 2022, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Soil Health Resolution - BOOST nature positive production and soil health

Healthy soil is the foundation of sustainable and regenerative food systems and provides vital ecosystem services, while also representing significant emission-saving opportunities. Efforts to combat desertification, to move from scarcity to prosperity, will need to consider how to scale soil health, globally. With over one-third of the Earth’s surface degraded and over 3.2 billion people negatively affected by degradation, continuing business as usual is no longer an option. Now is the time for multi-stakeholder action to build an enabling environment at multiple levels for supporting, financing, scaling, and monitoring healthy soil ecosystems.

The objectives of this session are to

  • Raise awareness of and support for the critical role of healthy soil to achieve the SDGs
  • Gather support for the Soil Health Resolution
  • Highlight examples from national advocates of soil health.

This session in the Food Systems Pavilion will bring together together diverse stakeholders from science, policy, development, conservation, and the private sector to garner support for scaling investments in soil health. The session will provide essential content and insights to the final statements coming out of the COP27.

Livestream will be available via the event page.

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Andrea Meza Murillo

Deputy Executive Secretary, UNCCD

Satya S. Tripathi

Secretary General, Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet

Barbara Baarsma

CEO, Rabo Carbon Bank

Paul Luu

Executive Secretary, 4 per 1000 Initiative

Kerstin Rosenow

Head of Unit Research and Innovation, DG AGRI, European Commission

María Cecilia Ginés

Argentine No-till Farmers Association

João Campari

Global Leader, Food Practice, WWF

Leigh Winowiecki

Global research leader: soil and land health, CIFOR-ICRAF

Alex Awiti

Senior Agroecology Policy and Advocacy Advisor, CIFOR-ICRAF

Adrian Leitoro

Nature and People as One (NaPO)

Kelly Witkowski

Manager, Agricultural Climate Action and Sustainability, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia